English - Academic Writing C2
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2015/6 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
|available module versions|
|WS 2015/6||WS 2012/3|
SZ0427 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered irregularly.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
In addition, students can understand formal texts with increased ease, summarize information from different written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; they can express themselves spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|SE||2||English - Academic Writing C2||Jansen van Rensburg, P. Schrier, T.||dates in groups|
Learning and Teaching Methods
Silyn-Roberts, Heather (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports. Butterworth Heinemann Publishers. ISBN 0-7506-4636-5.
Oshima, Alice, Ann Hogue (2006) Writing Academic English 4th Ed. Pearson Longman. ISBN 0-13-152359-7.
Wiliams, Joseph (2000) Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace Addison, Wesley Longman Co. ISBN 0-321-28831-9.
Description of exams and course work
In each essay, students will show that they are familiar with and can apply conventions of Anglo-American academic writing such as beginning a text with an introduction, supplying a transparent, coherent set of supporting paragraphs, and ending with a succinct conclusion. They will be able to apply conventions of grammar and mechanics consistently, and will demonstrate a sensitivity to readers’ needs by responding to feedback given by fellow students in workshops and by the instructor in consultations and in writing.
Students will also demonstrate the ability to produce texts spontaneously in a final in-class writing assignment. Duration of the final examination: 60 minutes. They will also participate in writing workshops in which they demonstrate an ability to analyze texts of fellow students and provide appropriate feedback.
The drafts of each text, as well as the final in-class assignment will count equally toward the final grade. Students may use dictionaries.